Intel Launches New Intel Arc Pro A60 and A60M GPUs for Professional Workstations
Intel has announced the release of two new graphics processing units (GPUs) for professional workstations: the Intel Arc Pro A60 and A60M. These new products are part of the Intel Arc Pro A-series range and offer up to 12 GB of video memory (VRAM) and support for four displays with high dynamic range (HDR) and Dolby Vision support. The Intel Arc Pro A60 GPU features built-in ray tracing hardware, graphics acceleration, and machine learning capabilities, making it ideal for computer-aided design and modeling (CAD/CAM), AI inferencing tasks, and media processing in dedicated business environments.
Compared to existing Intel Arc Pro products, the Intel Arc Pro A60 and A60M offer double the number of PCIe lanes with 16, twice the memory bandwidth at 384 gigabytes per second, twice the dedicated AI Xe Matrix Extensions (XMX) engines with 256, and twice the number of ray tracing units with 16. They also feature full media encode and decode support, including AV1. These new GPUs are backed by quarterly driver releases for regular performance optimizations and are ISV-certified by leading workstation applications used within the architecture, engineering and construction, and design and manufacturing industries.
The Intel Arc Pro GPU family is also validated for use with Intel NUC 13 Extreme small form factor (SFF) PCs, which offer 125W unlocked 13th Gen Intel Core processors. Intel Arc Pro desktop products come with a three-year limited warranty.
Why It Matters
The Intel Arc Pro A-series graphics offer a new option to the workstation GPU space. These new GPUs are a significant step up in performance in the Intel Arc Pro family and are carefully designed for professional workstations users. They offer double the number of PCIe lanes, memory bandwidth, dedicated AI Xe Matrix Extensions (XMX) engines, and ray tracing units compared to existing Intel Arc Pro products. These features make Intel Arc Pro GPUs ideal for computer-aided design and modeling (CAD/CAM), AI inferencing tasks, and media processing in dedicated business environments.
The Intel Arc Pro A60 GPU for workstation desktops will be available from Intel authorized distributors in the coming weeks, while the Intel Arc Pro A60M GPU for mobile systems will be available from original equipment manufacturers (OEM) partners in the coming months. Additional workstation designs featuring the Intel Arc Pro A40 GPU are now available from HP, with Dell and Lenovo anticipated to follow in 2023's third quarter.
ISV-Certified Workstation Applications
Intel Arc Pro GPUs are ISV-certified by leading workstation applications used within the architecture, engineering and construction, and design and manufacturing industries, such as:
- Autodesk 3ds Max
- Autodesk AutoCAD
- Autodesk Fusion 360
- Autodesk Inventor
- Autodesk Maya
- Bentley MicroStation
- Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS
- Nemetscheck VectorWorks
- PTC Creo
- Siemens NX
- Siemens Solid Edge
Intel's workstation GPUs are also optimized for media and entertainment applications like Blender and run rendering and ray tracing libraries in the Intel oneAPI Rendering Toolkit to enable the creation of high-performance, high-fidelity visual experiences at scale.